Allithwaite Cave (Whittons Cave), Allithwaite, Cumbria


NGR: SD 3915 7590

NMR: SD37NE 77

SMR: -

Excavation: Lancaster Cave and Mine Research Society, 1971; C.R. Salisbury, 1991-92

Curation: C. Salisbury; D. Sheppard.

Burials: MNI: 3+ (2+ adults, 1 juvenile).

Finds: Prehistoric pottery, flint blade, animal bones.

Date: Unknown (4)

14C: -

Bibliography:

Brook, A. et al. (1994) Northern Caves, Volume 3. The Three Counties System and the North-West. Dalesman, Skipton.

Salisbury, C.R. (1997) The prehistoric occupation of Blenkett Wood near Allithwaite. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society 97: 1-10.

Smith, I.R. (2012) Kirkhead Cavern, Kent's Bank Cavern and Whitton's Cave near Allithwaite – geology, sediments and archaeology. In O’Regan, H.J. et al. (eds) Cave Archaeology and Karst Geomorphology of North West England. Quaternary Research Association, London, pp. 98-102.

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